Participatory Modelling of Wellbeing Tradeoffs in Coastal Kenya (P-Mowtick)
The concept of Ecosystem Services (ES) highlights the linkages between human needs and ecosystems. However, accounting for the complexity of social-ecological systems in terms of how ES actually contribute to the wellbeing of different people has been a challenge. In particular trade-offs exist between different ES, and between the wellbeing of different people (e.g. Daw et. al. 2011).
P-Mowtick developed a novel approach to explore and understand tradeoffs in wellbeing with regards to a fisheries system on the Kenyan coast. The social and ecological dynamics of this system creates complex tradeoffs for different stakeholders and between different management objectives of food production, conservation and economic profitability as described in this video featuring Dr Tim Daw from DEV.